Community and Civic Engagement

Community engagement is one of the many ways Agnes Scott College helps Scotties to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.

By participating in community engagement activities and events, you'll:

  • Become knowledgeable of a variety of social issues within local and global contexts.
  • Understand the underlying and contributing factors that impact social issues and identify various ways to address both the causes and effects of these issues.
  • Determine a personal ethical framework through which to see, interact with and serve the world around you.
  • Recognize how multiple identities impact service to others and the perception of that service.
  • Build skills related to leadership and global citizenship by engaging in service and service-learning opportunities aimed at alleviating social problems and their short- and long-term effects.
  • Develop an attitude of meaningful lifelong service to your local communities, state, nation and the world.

Impact Your Community

Service and leadership are inextricably linked and are vital for success. The goal of leadership is to bring about positive change. Within communities and society, this change frequently takes place through various forms of community engagement. By addressing societal needs alongside impacted communities, students participating in-service programs have the opportunity to live their leadership in Decatur and beyond.

Scotties Serve

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Check out the Scotties Serve site! Log in with your Agnes Scott username and password, and search for opportunities in the Decatur and Atlanta communities and Beyond.

Civic Engagement Toolkit

Find resources on how to host a voter registration drive, attend local meetings with city and county commissioners and advocate for issues you care about.

Impact Service Program

Impact Service Program is a program that takes teams of students to a service site and promotes community building and engagement in our local Decatur community. The Impact Service Program is a fun and meaningful way for students to spend their breaks and long weekends. In addition to working on a service project, each team takes part in education, social justice and team building training sessions.

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